Hi folks. I've been through this once before but not on such a grand scale of re-casting.
Seems the people over at Forge Props are recasting my work! Nice huh? I guess when i stop showing up and don't produce for a while they get the idea I've died and just steal my design. Greatest compliment might be imitation but it's a pretty big insult to rip off my design.
I couldn't find them selling here on RPF but they are shilling these fakes over at Mando Mercs and Dented Helm:
Here's the skinny:
This is a recast of my work (Thermal Detonators) with some slight modifications; specifically the grip was subdivided down the length with three grooves, the retention sleeve (small round tube at the crown near the switch) was left in for the casting, and the grooves on the bottom of the detonator were marked in to completion.
These are small changes that required very little work, but is identical in all other respects. I am posting a comparison shot, their image and mine. You'll notice some similarities.
I find this incredibly galling and tedious to have to muck about with this every few few months. Please do not purchase these detonators from this vendor here or at Forge Props
YIKES! Image pulled! My website bandwidth was getting crushed. I'll repost if needed.